The electoral process in New York is closely monitored and fiercely defended. Intimidating voters or any attempts to disenfranchise eligible voters is illegal and has serious consequences. Penalties can range from costly fines, loss of corporate and professional certifications, and prison time, to all of the above. Enforcement and prosecution occur at both the State and Federal level.
Voter intimidation comes in many forms, from personal threats and restricting access to polling sites, to organized disinformation regarding your right to vote. No matter the tactic, the purpose is always to suppress your vote.